Friday, September 15, 2017

Review: Merle: A French murder mystery

Merle: A French murder mystery Merle: A French murder mystery by Angela Wren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another amazing book by author Angela Wren.

Second in the Jacques Forêt series, it's as good as the first and worth the almost two year wait.

Forêt is now working as an investigator in a company full of problems. Owned by two brothers, they've been hacked, are losing clients and can't see eye to eye how to solve them.

When one of the workers in the company is murdered, the case goes from a simple commercial problem to one much more darker. Even though Forêt is no longer a gendarme, he takes an active part in the investigation, part because of his background and part because of his working in the same company as the victim.

The narrative goes to and fro, from the day after the murder to several weeks before, and then after.

We are reunited from some of the characters from the previous book "Messandrierre" and the atmosphere of a small French town is amazingly detailed. And there's also Beth, Forêt's love. All the characters in the book are extremely well described, including some very nasty ones, like Forêt's ex girlfriend who works in the same company as him.

All in all, a great book. Looking forward to #3.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Thanks for your lovely review. So glad you enjoy this series. I'm also looking forward to volume 3! Emma at France Book Tours

  2. Fabulous review, thank you. Book 3 is in production and, hoepfully, the wait for publication won't be quite as long!